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TECHNOLOGY HUB - Sensors Parlay Existing Video Surveillance-Video surveillance security systems exist in almost every type of business environment but they can only observe physical activities that can be seen. In many locations there are additional critical conditions that can't be seen, but should be monitored, like temperature, humidity, air quality, pressures, tank levels and more. The SensaVideo system from Sensaphone enables an existing video security system to watch these types of conditions that can't be seen by a camera. It has four sensor inputs which can accept temperature sensors, contact closure sensors and even analog 4-20mA transducers. Almost any condition can be measured. The sensors are constantly scanned and a live computer generated video image is created that represents the current value of the sensors. This video image then connects to an existing DVR just like a standard security camera would connect. The result is that the security monitors will include a new image showing live sensor readings in addition to the other video camera images.

Home Audio Cuts Down on Installation-NuVo TechnologiesN Renovia Whole Home Audio System employs Power Line Carrier (PLC) technology and uses standard HomePlug 1.0+ PLC technology to deliver high-fidelity audio and associated metadata over a homes' existing 110-volt electrical wiring. The main source hub delivers high-quality audio and metadata from up to six sources to up to eight different listening zones in the home.

MNS Adheres to the Codes-Cooper Notification's new In-Building Mass Notification System (MNS) solution, SAFEPATH MNS (SPMNS), meets the new Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards for MNS. The SPMNS manages all audible and visual notification devices in the Emergency Communications System. It features a modular and flexible design to meet the functional requirements of Emergency Response Plans as well as the complexities of the new codes.

PoE Lighting Solutions-Illuminar continues to bring to market Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting for indoor and outdoor applications. The White Light WL105 (pictured) uses SMT LED technology and provides dedicated lighting for IP cameras via a PoE-enabled network infrastructure.

Add This To Your Network-The pcSwipe(r) intelligent magnetic stripe card reader from RF Ideas incorporates software that allows customers to configure their pcSwipe as needed. Besides its plug-n-play functionality, it also includes: an easy interface; range of compatibility; and versatile mounting options. It is also HIPPA compliant for the medical /healthcare industry.

RadioRA(r) 2 from Lutron(r)-Offer your customers an enhancement to their security solution with RadioRA 2 light and shade control system from Lutron. Program lights to lock on at full brightness or flash when the security system is triggered. Schedule lighting changes so an empty house appears occupied. Use the timeclock to set exterior lights to turn on every day at sunset. Give customers the ability to turn interior lights on from the safety of their car.

2-Factor Authentication Memory Reader-Suited especially for today's mobile workforce, HID Global released the OMNIKEY(r) 6221, a small-sized USB smart card reader that includes a removable MicroSD(tm) flash memory slot and reader for subscriber identity module (SIM)-sized contactless smart cards. By supporting flexible memory up to 32GB, the OMNIKEY(r) 6221 USB reader is a cost-effective and future-proof investment to improve mobile document security.

Miniature Emergency Pendant Allows Communication to Central Stations-LifeSentry from LogicMark is a patented emergency pendant for two-way voice communication from anywhere in and around the home to a central station. It features two-way duplex voice right through the pendant and technology that puts the speakerphone right in the miniature pendant.

Hybrid Recording Solution-Bosch Security Systems released the Divar 700 Series H.264 digital video recorders. Featuring fully-automated device discovery and assignment, built-in set-up wizards and an embedded design, system installation for the new series is 50 percent faster than traditional PC-based video recording solutions and supports up to 32 H.264 IP cameras.

Made in the U.S.A-ComNet introduced the first of its ValueLine models, the ValueLine FVT/FVR412, which transmits four-channels digitally encoded video with two data channels over a single optical fiber. With this line, customers have access to a cost-effective line of fiber optic products manufactured in the U.S.

New HDcctv Camera Line-In preparation for a new product roll-out this summer, Speco Technologies is gearing up to release a complete line of HDcctv(r) cameras. The HDcctv(r) analog cameras deliver megapixel quality video over standard coaxial cable and BNC connectors. The HDcctv cameras come in bullets, domes, traditional and speed dome versions.

Gas and Smoke Detection-XTralis expanded its VESDA(r) product line to include aspirating smoke detection (ASD) plus gas detection and environmental monitoring. The VESDA ECO(tm) uses new or existing VESDA pipe networks to reliably detect smoke and up to nine hazardous/combustible gases to ensure air quality in occupied areas.

Powered and 'Amped' Up-Technomad LLC added more power to its range of PowerChiton weatherproof amplifier modules. Able to produce 1600 watts for 8-ohm systems and 1800 watts for 4-ohm systems, the new PowerChiton4 offers more than three times the power of the current highest-power model (500 watts) in the same compact, NEMA-enclosed package.

Home Automation At Your Fingertips-Empower,'s new automation and energy management solution for homes and businesses, allows end-users to easily monitor and control their thermostats, locks and lighting remotely and is fully integrated with's wireless alarm signaling and interactive security services. Customers can receive real-time e-mail and text message notifications when a thermostat setting is changed or a specific door lock is accessed.

High-Security Sensors-Potter's P2 Series HSS High Security Sensors are listed to the new UL634 Level 2 High Security Standard for use in SCIF's, financial institutions, nuclear facilities, data centers, military and other high-level secure applications. The sensors inside will detect the presence of a stronger defeat magnet placed on any surface of the HSS, and the removal tamper circuit will alarm before the HSS can be removed.

Cabling for Tough Spaces-Industrial Video & Control Co. (IVC) and Rockbestos-Surprenant Cable Corporation (RSCC) released a networked video solution for hazardous areas. RSCC's Gardex(r) CAT5e is designed for Ethernet communication and Class I Div 1 applications. The cable, tested with IVC cameras up to a distance of 600 feet, is designed for use in extreme temperatures. Its continuously-welded aluminum armoring reduces installation costs by negating the need for conduit.

Housings for Access Control-RS2 Technologies expanded its NCL line of rugged, NEMA approved enclosures. Joining the original 18 x 15 x 4-inch NCLSM enclosure are: NCL-12SM; the NCL-8-SPWSM; and the NCL-12-WMSSM.

Good Things in Small Packages-IndigoVision launched the Compact NVR-AS 3000, a Linux-based standalone device that delivers a powerful recording solution in a compact unit with a very small footprint. It can record and playback 20 MPEG-4 and H.264 video and audio streams simultaneously with a choice of a 500MB or 1TB removable disk.

Control at the Hinge-All Metric Small Parts (aMsp) now offers their MLAT08MTH130B series of viscous dampened hinges, designed to have higher torque, by using a newly developed rotary mechanism. Typical applications include appliances, medical instruments, telecommunication devices, storage cases, audio-visual devices, and more.

This Will Hold Your Literature-Premier Mounts' clip-on brochure holder, the PSD-DBH, for their dual- and single-pole carts and stands, is designed to withstand tough handling and day-to-day use in the rental & staging and exhibit markets. The brochure holder uses a dual- or single-support clamp that can be quickly mounted at any height along the cart or stand poles.

More Rooftop Support For You-ERICO expanded its CADDY(r) PYRAMID line to include three new series of rooftop supports: the CADDY(r) PYRAMID EZ Series Adjustable-Height Tool-Free Rooftop Pipe Supports; the CADDY(r) PYRAMID ST Series Strut-based Thermoplastic Supports (pictured); and the CADDY(r) PYRAMID RL Series Roller-based Thermoplastic Supports. The CADDY PYRAMID line of rooftop pipe supports offers superior load capacity and helps reduce installation time by replacing slow, heavy and labor-intensive methods to support pipe, conduit, duct, cable tray and equipment.

Software Gets Interactive-The Secure Trax(tm) PLUS from G4S is a fully interactive software platform designed to detect, alert, dispatch, respond and verify events in real time. Connecting security officers, the command center and the enterprise's customized, secure business intelligence portal together, the system eliminates paperwork and provides historical performance data to enable security resources to be assigned based on business intelligence and trend analysis.

VMS Provides Seamless Expansion-Milestone Systems' XProtect(tm) Essential includes out-of-the-box features which manage the basic needs of IP video surveillance operation for single-server installations of up to 26 cameras and five concurrent users. Consolidated single-point management access to the XProtect Essential recording server includes system configuration wizards, automated device discovery and a smart bulk configuration option that enhance administration of the system.

Decoding Video Streams-The multi-codec Siqura S-60 D-MC decoder from Optelecom-NKF can automatically recognize and decompress MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and H.264 into images for analog viewing with very little latency. Through a user-friendly Web interface, it is possible to configure an array of features, ranging from serial data streams, duplex audio, and I/O contacts over IP.